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Rockntractor
04-17-2012, 05:40 AM
Lead Story
Apollo 13 returns to Earth, 1970

American Revolution
Colbert launches raid on Fort Carlos, Arkansas, 1783

Automotive
Ford Mustang debuts at World's Fair, 1964

Civil War
Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, begins, 1864

Cold War
The Bay of Pigs invasion begins, 1961

Crime
A single horsehair uncovers a murderer, 1936

Disaster
Volcanic eruption kills 80,000, 1815

General Interest
Benjamin Franklin dies, 1790

Yugoslavia surrenders, 1941

Architect of Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring resigns, 1969



Literary
Isak Dinesen is born, 1885

Music
Eddie Cochran dies, and Gene Vincent is injured, in a UK car accident, 1960

Old West
Life of Billy the Kid arrives at Library of Congress, 1882

Presidential
JFK waits for word on the Bay of Pigs invasion, 1961

Sports
Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive homers, 1976

Vietnam War
First antiwar protest of the year is conducted, 1972

Cambodia falls to the Khmer Rouge, 1975

World War I
Second Battle of Gaza, 1917

World War II
The Yugoslav army surrenders, 1941

General Henri Giraud makes his great escape, 1942

Americans seize 1,100 tons of uranium, 1945

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

linda22003
04-17-2012, 09:09 AM
Happy birthday: J.P Morgan, Thornton Wilder, William Holden, Jennifer Garner.
Au revoir to: Dick Shawn, Louise Nevelson, Ralph Abernathy, Linda McCartney, Kitty Carlisle.

obx
04-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Plymouth NC has a festival every year to remember the battle. One half of the town was held by the Confederacy and the Yankee dogs held the other half at the same time. I went last year and I am taking my son this year. wwwlivinghistoryweekend.com

Retread
04-17-2012, 11:38 AM
The last flight of Discovery:
Landing at Dulles airport at approximately 11:05 local time never to see space again. It arrived astraddle of another 'antique' the 747 that has been the pack mule of the agency for several years. I wonder what awaits that vehicle?


http://www.globalmontreal.com/uploadedimages/IngestPhotos/VAMC101-417_2012_084537_high.jpg?size=sw380nws

Rockntractor
04-17-2012, 11:39 PM
The last flight of Discovery:
Landing at Dulles airport at approximately 11:05 local time never to see space again. It arrived astraddle of another 'antique' the 747 that has been the pack mule of the agency for several years. I wonder what awaits that vehicle?


http://www.globalmontreal.com/uploadedimages/IngestPhotos/VAMC101-417_2012_084537_high.jpg?size=sw380nws

When you look at that backpacked contraption you realize there is truth to the old saying that anything will fly if you put a big enough engine on it!